HAUPPAUGE, NY- Patch.com* reports that a motorcyclist traveling on the Long Island Expressway rear-ended another vehicle and sustained serious injuries. The crash occurred at about 10:51 p.m. in Hauppauge on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
The motorcyclist, 23-year-old Adam Tringali of Ronkonkoma was operating a 2011 Suzuki motorcycleand traveling east in the middle lane of the LIE when he struck a 2016 Mazda Suburban CX5. A man was driving the Mazda which was also occupied by a female passenger.
Tringali lost control of his motorcycle, spun out and ended up on the shoulder of the road. Emergency workers rushed Tringali to the Stony Brook University Hospital where he received treatment for serious injuries. The man and woman in the Mazda did not sustain any injuries in the crash.
Motorcycles do not offer the same protections as a passenger vehicle. Because of how exposed motorcyclists are on the road, and because drivers often fail to see smaller vehicles, motorcyclists face a far higher risk of death than vehicle occupants. The risk of a motorcyclist dying is about 29 times higher than the risk to a person traveling in a car
While** it is important for all drivers to remember to share the road, motorcyclists need to take extracareto keep themselves safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says its best for motorcyclists to wear helmets, stay sober, and to make themselves as visible as possibleto other drivers on the road. Helmets***.in particular, are a crucial piece of safety equipment for motorcyclists. Helmets offer a 37 percent reduction in the risk of dying in a crash and a 67 percent lower chance of sustaining a brain injury.